Addressing Complex Questions

In the UNE School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, you’ll address complex questions related to human and nonhuman behavior, cognition, social relationships, culture, and politics. Through a combination of active classroom learning, experiential learning opportunities (in the research laboratory, on internship experiences, and through study abroad), and deep capstone experiences, our programs will prepare you  for a wide variety of career paths. 

I am so grateful for my time at UNE and how prepared I was upon graduation to enter into my chosen career path." — Sarah Hendrix 18

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UNE Student Success By the Numbers


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Global Education

See the World

There is no better way to learn about other cultures than to live them. Find out firsthand by studying abroad.

Spend a semester in IcelandSpainFrance, or at UNE’s own global campus in Morocco. Alternatively, choose from several shorter travel courses that will take you to Mexico, Kenya, Cuba, Ireland, Italy, or many other exciting locations.

Interested in studying abroad? Make a plan with your advisor.

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Sunset in Belize
Ziplining in Costa Rica
A student walks through dense fog on a rocky landscape

Beautiful Location

As a student in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, you study on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.

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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Mission

In the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, you'll find an array of programs, including Animal Behavior, Applied Social and Cultural Studies, Criminology, Global Studies, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. You'll delve into a world of diverse methodologies and theories, equipping yourself with both quantitative and qualitative skills. Working closely with our dedicated faculty, you'll gain a deep understanding of the biological, social, and environmental factors shaping behavior in humans and animals alike. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary experiences, you'll hone your data collection, analysis, and communication skills, ensuring you possess a highly sought-after skill set upon graduation. As you navigate your studies, you'll immerse yourself in discussions about social justice, issues of diversity and equity, and current events. And beyond graduation, you'll join a community of lifelong mentors committed to supporting your journey. Graduates in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have excelled in highly selective graduate programs and secured positions in some of the most prestigious workplaces across Maine and the U.S.